c^iO ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC lllil'l '111 3 1833 02879 0175 Gc 977.202 B45bhs, 1916 Berne High School (Berne, Ind.) B H S Annual / B ^ H ^ S ANNUAL 19 16 May dumber of 'Uhe Budget "DEDICATION /TO The Berne High School— the institution that stands for the disciplining of mind and body, for broader visions, for higher ideals, for greater enthusiasm to live upright lives, and for gen- uineness in all actions— this, the final issue of The Budget is affectionately dedicated. Allen County Public Library 900 Webster Street PO Box 2270 Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270 SALUTATION /Is we lake leave of the institution that has y^ given us four years of hard work in mental training, WE submit this issue of THE BUDGET in the hope that it may in some respect, at least, reflect the life of the school and the com- bined efforts of the class and staff of Sixteen and that it may in years to come recall fond memories of the years thus spent. The Board of Education J. F. LEHMAN C. STENGEL Secretary R. R. SCHUG Treasurer The Faculty ASA SPRUNGER. A. Assistant Principal Science, Manual Train MARTHA BAl'MCARTNKR, A. History, English Class Colors NILE GREEN AND CREAM Class Flower LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY Class Motto 'LABOR OMNIA VINCIT" FRANCES IRENE REUSSER "Oh! fie upoi; the single life! Forego it." Apha; President IV; Budget Staflf; Vice- President of High School IV. Frances will soon change her name and go to house-keeping. CLARENCE HIRSCHY "The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands." Arena; Class President II; Track III, IV; Basket-ball II, III, IV; President Athletic Association IV. "Abe" intends to go west to seek his fortune. LORENA SPRUNGER "Judge me by what I am and thou shalt find me fairest." Alpha; Class President I; Alpha Presi- dent III; Budget StafT; President Ger- man Club. "Glory" will take up college work after a few years of rest from high school. JOE F. HABEGGER "Life is too short for mean anxieties." Alpha; Editor-in-Chief of Budget; Track III, IV; High School Cheer Leader IV; Orchestra III, IV; High School Secre- tary-Treasurer II; Class Play III. Joe will try his skill at pedagogy for a year or two, after which he will take up college work. IRENE STUCKY "She has an eye that can speak though her tongue were silent." Arena; Arena Pianist IV. "Sis" will undoubtedly lie found among the happy housewives in a few years. ERMIN DAVID BIXLER "Let the world slide, let the world go; A fig for care, a fig for woe." Arena; High School President IV; Class Reporter III; Budget Staff; Arena Presi- dent III; Orchestra IV. "Dixie" will follow in the footsteps of his father and be a jeweler. CORDELIA RIESEN "Modest and capable, and with a heart as big as all outdoors." Arena; Vice-President of Class I; Class Secretary III. Cordelia will be found in a district school next year. RUFUS H. BLOWERS "I can but think of thy joyous air. Thy laughing eyes and thy shining hair." Basket-ball III. IV; Alpha; Track III, IV Budget StafT. "Booser'' will take care of the farm next year and later he int'.'nds to take up college work. LESTER SMITH "If they had only left poor Adam's ribs alone." Arena; Basket Ball Team IV; Class Presi- dent III: Arena President IV; Track Team IV; Orchestra III, IV; Business Manager of "The Budget". "Schraity" will stay at home ready for future life." id get LEONA SPRUNGER "Sat and gazed with those haze! eyes, Her mind far ofT in the azure skies." Arena; Budget Staff; Vice-President Ger- man Club. Leona is learning the "house-keeping trade". DAVID D. BIXLER "Honor comes by diligence." Alpha; Alpha Secretary IV; Track; Bud- get Staff; Class Secretary IV. "Davie" will teach at "Dutch College" next year. CHARLOTTE BARBARA STENGEL "As quiet as a mouse As yet no trap has caught her." Arena. "Lottie" will be found among the Hei delberg students next year. THEODORE ALWIN v. d. SMISSEN "My tongue within my mouth I rein, Who talks much must talk in vain." Alpha; Track Team IV; Orchestra III, IV. Alwin will take up a college Bluffton next year. EDNA D. NEUENSCHWANDER '"Tis modesty that makes them seem di Arena; Budget Staff; Arena Pianist III. Edna will stay at home at present and help her mother in managing the home. RAYMOND C. WULLIMAN " 'Tis the good reader that makes a good book." Alpha; Class President IV; Track III, IV; Basket-ball IV. "Woolie" is not fully decided as to the future, but undoubtedly will attend some institution of advanced learning. ILMA E. BAUMGARTNER "A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute." Arena; Class Reporter IV; Arena Vice- President III. "Pete" is preparing to be a model house- mistress. SYBILLA GERTRUDE SPRUNGER "So modest; half her worth is not known." Alpha; Class Secretary-Treasurer I; High School Pianist III, IV; Orchestra III, IV. Sybilla will be a star at the piano after her graduation from the conservatory. DANIEL PAUL TEETER "Trittary trot, trittary trot, The faster he went, the farther he got." Ill, IV; Orchestra Alpha; Track Te IV. ill take up "muck farming. lABEL HIRSCHY "Silence is more eloquent than words." Alpha; Class Reporter. "Mabelle" will take up the study of nursing at Detroit, Mich., next winter. CLINTON SOLDNER "I know you by the waggling of your head." Alpha; Class Play III; Basket-ball II, III, IV; Budget Staff. "Brains" will attend Purdue to study scientific farming. FLORENCE ELIZABETH LEHMAN "Your hero should be tall, you know." Arena; Budget Staff. "Flossie" will take up Music and Do- Science next year. PEARL MARGUERITE ATZ "It's wiser being good than bad." Alpha; Class Secretary II; Budget Staff. Pearl will attend Heidelberg University next year. CLASS SONG OF '16 When the tie of warm affection Stirs the hearts of one and all, Sweet the sense of exaltation Common vict'ries to recall ; Or our thoughts are filled with memories Of our common "weal and woe" As we stand upon life's threshold And to graver duties go. Standing on the brink of life, We strain our misty eyes to see Where the flood of ^mes will bear Expectant barqu^and oarsmen free. Reverent steals the sense of power That must charge the coming years. As they bear us swiftly onward. Filled with laughter or with tears. 12 P. A., '16. Senior Class History The present Senior class entered the B. H. S. September 9, 1912. with an enrolment of thirty-three. Indeed were we verdant "Freshies". but each one acknowledged it and strived to attain a higher degree in the future. The expression, "all great things have small beginnings", applies very much to our class. Our number, we are sorry to state, was lessened before our first mile-stone was reached. The members which dropped out were Gertrude Kerr, Daniel Graham and Leonard Baumgartner. But. nevertheless, the other members went on with more -feest. in order to make up for the removal of the above mentioned. YEAR 1912-13— FRESHMAN YEAR Class Officers President - - - - LORENA SPRUNGER Vice-President - - - CORDELIA RIESEN Secretary-Treasurer - - SYBILLA SPRUNGER Pianist ----- GERTRUDE KERR Sergeant - - - - HERBERT BURDGE The class flower chosen was the delicate and fragrant lily-of-the-valley, of which we are still proud. The colors chosen were the present colors, Nile-green and cream. The faculty for the first year of school consisted of Mr. Hufif, Miss Beck, Miss Lehman and Mr. Kleuh. Social Events The only social gathering held during our Freshman year was held at the home of Ermin Bixler. Results of this party may yet be seen by the flashlight taken on this occasion. YEAR 1913-14— SOPHOMORE YEAR At the beginning of the Sophomore year the membership of the class was twenty-seven, five having given up their high school career. They were, Minnie Baumgartner, Trueman Ray, Herbert Burdge, Ella Garber and Mary Lehman. We felt sorry for our loss, but rejoiced over the arrival of two new members, namely Pearl Atz and Martha Lehman. Class Officers A President - - - - CLARENCE HIRSCHY Vice-President - - - - LESTER SMITH Secretary-Treasurer - - - PEARL ATZ Pianist - - - - SYBILLA SPRUNGER Sergeant ----- JOE HABEGGER 13 The faculty members were Mr. Huff, Miss Beck, Miss Grimm, Miss Smith, Mr. Records and Mr. Schindler. Social Events The parties of the class held during the second year were four in number. The first was held in Lehman's Grove ; the second was a pigeon roast, held at the home of Frances Reusser in the old "shop". The third was a sleighing party, held at the home of Clinton Soldner. This is very memorable, for the snow was nearly gone, but by no means forgotten. The fourth and last of the year was a farewell party, given for Sylvan Rohrer, held at the home of Joe Habegger. YEAR 1914-15— JUNIOR YEAR At the beginning of our third year the class roll was again decreased by the removal of Sylvan Rohrer to Texas and the entry of Martha Lehman to the class of 1915. Martha Boegly and Ada Heare withdrew during the year. Class Officers President - - - - LESTER SMITH Vice-President - - - ILMA BAUMGARTNER Secretary-Treasurer - - CORDELIA RIESEN The class decided to have our president act as representative in the teachers' representative body. During the Junior year we decided to continue the publication of The Budget and the officers, elected for the year 1915-16, assisted the class of 1915 to publish their Annual. Our class motto was also decided upon during the Junior year and reads as follows: "Labor omnia vincit," or: "Labor overcomes all things." The faculty consisted of Mr. Huff, Miss Beck, Miss Prange and Mr. Sprunger. Social Events Five social gatherings of the class were held during the Junior year. The first was held in Lehman's Grove ; the second at the home of Frances Reusser; the third was a sleighing party to the home of Pearl Atz ; the fourth, likewise, was a sleighing party to the home of Gilbert Hirschy's. The last and most important was the Junior reception, given at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Amos Reusser. During the summer Leona and Lorena Sprunger entertained the class. These social events all go to prove that the Juniors were surely jolly Juniors. YEAR 1915-16— SENIOR YEAR The dignified ( ?) Seniors entered upon their last year of high school work with heart and soul to make it the crowning year. Twenty-three were en- rolled but the number soon decreased to twenty-two through the removal of Lulu Allen to Bluffton, Ind. The class purchased class pins and rings, of which they are very proud. The class, as a whole, proved to be a successful class and graduated with honors. 14 We, the Senior class of 1916. are the first to graduate under a nine- months' course. Class Officers President - - - - RAYMOND WULLIMAN Vice-President - - - ^ ERMIN BIXLER Secretary-Treasurer - - ^ DAVID BIXLER The faculty consisted of Mr. Huff, Miss Beck, Miss Prange, Miss Baum- gartner and Mr. Sprunger. Social Events The first class meeting, which was a reception to the Freshmen, was held at the home of Joe Habegger. This was given in or-der to initiate the Fresh- men into the social part of high school life. The second social event was a farewell party, held in Lehman's grove in honor of Lulu Allen. The third social was held at the home of Sybilla Sprunger. The social life of the class was enjoyed by all, and, in order to keep up the spirit of the class in coming years, the following officers were elected for the year 1916-17: President, Lorena Sprunger; vice-president, Irene Stucky ; secretary-treasurer, David Bixler. L. S., '16. SENIOR REMINISCENCE Ah, distinctly we remember, in that cool and bright September, When we first, all weak-kneed Freshmen, entered the assembly door ; We recall our first class picture — and it surely is a bore. We were Freshmen — nothing more. The next year our class grew stronger, as we stayed in high school longer, And we came to find a meaning in that title. Sophomore, For the fact is, we were working — ah, no more they found us shirking. Over Geom we labored somewhat harder than before. We, as Juniors, were disdainful — we were free from comp's, so painful And in spring we were delighted when our rules were things of yore, We were rare and radiant Juniors in those happy days of yore. Only Juniors — nothing more. Senior year bore to extinction, we forsook the class distinction, Fuss, fancies and old traditions which were followed years before. For the truth was, we were older, and our minds were growing bolder. As we tried to do things bigger than were ever done before. 15 A JUNIOR'S TALE (The wryter is somewhat indebted to one Geoffrey Chaucer.) Whan Commone Schoole with its last examme is o'er, Thanne longen folks to gon on pilgrimages, And after man hath closed its friendly door, And students for to seeken newer strondes. And specially from the shire's ende, Of Adams Countye to Berne they wende. That learning and that labor for to fynde. That them shall holpen thru this darke world's grynde. When I had wended on my pilgrimage To Berne High with full devout courage. One day was come to that communitie Well nigh five and twenty in a companye, Of sondry folk, by adventure ifalle In felaschipe, and pilgrims were we alle. Who would in books for four yeres studye welle, That in the ende the teachers all might telle How many thanne had come out to be wyse. This was our waye thence as I you devyse : The first yere in that lande had much of woe, And many from our number back did goe ; The older folk who'd been there long before. Did cryticise our studye more and more. All thru that tyme our sorrow's o'er us swept.. We weren "Freshies" and "Sophomores", ill kept; But from the gloome our triumph did appeare, So that whann finished was last yere. Our place was made amonge the men who were— We love the honored name of Junior. And in the winter, whan the snowe did falle. Our good knights rallied to the basket-balle. In this and other sports they fought full welle ; In track did they the rest by far excelle. Our delegates are scene in every field, Where one for classe a lance can wield. Well given— our receptione did full welle delyght All those who a'ttended on that faire nvghte. The nobilitie were escorted to the door By a 'squire with golde buttons behind and 'fore, We move in all societie with ease— Our knights of far renowne, and faire ladies; With many a partye do we lyghten lyf, And so forget our labor and our stryfe. We are in sooth a merrye companye. We'll have a jolly tyme, whyle here we be. We're glad there is a full twelve months ahead Before we needs must earne our dailie bread. We'll labor, strive, and ever bravely fyght To uphold dere true Maroone and Whyte. Now, whan we've brot you greetings, everyone, This tale will, like all ended tales, be done. The J unior CI ass OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer TILLMAN HIRSCHY AUSTIN LEHMAN EDISON SPRUNGER Motto 'Paddle your own canoe" Class Colors Maroon and White Class Flower White Lilac CARL AMSTUTZ AGNES ATZ IRA BAUMGARTNER RUTH BOCKMAN ANDREW COOK GERHARD FRANZ PAUL KATTMANN Class Roll AUSTIN LEHMAN MENNO LEHMAN NAOMI MARTZ WILMA RAWLEY AGNES SCHENK CLIFTON GILLIOM ELMER GILLIOM CLARENCE SPRUNGER AMOS HABEGGER IRVIN HIRSCHY TILLMAN HIRSCHY VELMA SCHUG HOMER SIPE IRA STUCKEY EDISON SPRUNGER The Sophomores Last year our class ftmiul out what it meant to bt initiated. Everything was new to us, but perhaps we made no worse mistakes than classes before us have done. This year we commenced school with a little more confidence because we were now Sophomores. Mathematics was our greatest trouble, but after the first few weeks of Geometry were over we felt more free and had time for pleasure. During the first semester we had a party at the home of a classmate and it was here that we took the opportunity of gettmg acquainted with our new- teachers. On Hallowe'en the second social gathering was held and it proved a success in giving everybody the Hallowe'en spirit. At our last party t'le big event was the pulling of our fortune. Who would have thought that Clinton Sprunger would be an orator, Irlene Franz a teacher, Edna Braun a missionary, and other members of the class such prominent personages as reformers, nurses, politicians, preachers, civil engineers, bachelors and oki maids! These social functions helped to keep our class united and developed a good class spirit. Although our class as yet has achieved nothing very brilliant, it is getting nearer the mark. This year se\-eral of its members have shown their literary ability by taking part in debate and many have taken the Bible Study which was offered. The Sophomore boys have tried to make headway in athletics and, although they received scratches and hurt noses in nearly every game of basket-ball, they are not discouraged and their practice will soon show results. The Sophomore year, as a whole, has been quite successful and we are proud that it still has twenty-seven members. H. E. N., '18. The Sophomore Class OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer HELEN REUSSER ARVEDA RUMPLE HELEN NICKEL Class Colors Blue and Cream WILLIS BAUMGARTNER EDNA BRAUN EDNA BURKHALTER SELMA BURKHALTER ERNEST COOK ERLINE FRANZ WALTER GILLIOM CARL HARRIS SULICIA HOFSTETTER Motto "Be progressive" Class Roll ARTHUR LEHMAN FRANKLIN LEHMAN FRIEDA LEHMAN EDWARD LIECHTY HELEN NICKEL AREA RAY HELEN REUSSER ARVEDA RUMPLE AUGUSTA SPRUNGER Class Flower Goldenrod ELIZ. V. d. SMISSEN ALIEDA SPRUNGER CLINTON SPRUNGER HOWARD SPRUNGER VICTOR SPRUNGER GLADYS STAUFFER EUGENE WECHTER PAUL LUGINBILL RUSSELL MERRIMAN The Class of 1919 It was in the fall of 1915 when the Tribe of 1919, a band of youths and maidens, twenty-one in number, gathered in the halls of the Berne high school, and, while they were assembled "Sally" arose and said: "Friends, let us this day select from our number a leader who shall direct the activities of the Tribe of '19 through the first year with much credit and wisdom." Thereupon the tribe, after careful council, determined that "Kunzie" shall be made this great and mighty leader. This great and mighty leader directed the activities, which were many and of great import, with a sagacious eye and a mighty arm. He brought his tribe of youths and maidens through the initiative rites of the powerful and ancient Tribe of '16 unmolested: he rallied his stalward and swift-footed comrades together to defend their colors against the haughty Tribe of '18, who arrayed themselves against the youthful tribe in basket-ball, and, after many a great struggle the youthful tribe crushed the haughty to the ground and carried home the bacon, and in all battles, both mental and physical, did he direct the maneuvers of his tribe par excellence. Because of the many great victories won, the tribe presented its brave warriors with good sweaters as a token of appreciation for their valor. Thus the Tribe of '19 surmounted the tribulations of the Freshman year and today stand ready to do honor to their colors through the three years of tribulations that lie between them and freedom. The Freshman Class OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer FRANK KUNTZ LESTER SCHUG FRANK MILLER Motto 'En, Avant" (Forward) Class Colors Purple and Gold Class Flower Red Rose SURELDA RIESEN JOHN SCHINDLER - VICTOR BAGLEY LYDIA LIECHTY LESLIE SPRUNGER- ESTHER BINTZ Class Roll LESTER SCHUG PAUL SPRUNGER FRANK KUNTZ ' HAROLD REUSSER LEOTA SPRUNGER ROLAND V. d. SMISSEN RUTH ROHRER RALEIGH SIPE - FRANK MILLER - MARIE HILTY - WILLARD HIRSCHY- RALPH MARTZ j . 1.- ^ "^ ulHB^I^B;, 1>, i 1. it fe m ^^-K'i-- .^^p %M w 1^ 27 EDITORIALS SELF-GOVERNMENT Dr. W. L. Bryan, president of the Indiana State nni\-ersity, in The In- diana Daily Student says: "I believe heartily in the maximum of self-govern- ment in families, schools and universities. It is true that parents, teachers and faculties have the heavy legal and moral responsibility of seeing that good habits and customs are established and maintained, and can not divest themselves of this responsibility in case bad habits and customs are tolerated by saying that they have turned matters over to others. On the other hand, there must be a measure of self-government even in the case of little children, and as young people grow older there must be more and more. Good S3'S- tems of self-government have sometimes been maintained in the high schools and even in the elementary schools. There are small colleges and great universities where excellent systems of self-government are maintained. In general, faculties are willing to turn over such matters to students as far as students are willing to become seriously responsible." How long will it be till Berne gets this spirit! There is no reason why our progressive little town should not take up the new ideas of education. We think the honor-system of self-government would be a great im- provement in our schools. Because the schools, with school spirit very much like the school spirit here, have been successful with these new sys- tems. The pupils seem to be strong for a change. If everyone would try and put himself or herself in the students' place and give both sides a fair consideration, self-government would surely gain enough trust that it would be given an opportunity to show what it can do. And if it is introduced, everyone who is true to himself will find one of the greatest things ever introduced into a school. One of the greatest factors in the appearance and general make-up of a school paper is the service of the company that does the work. That is particularl}' true of The Budget which is printed by the Berne Witness Company. The various efficient and experienced employees of this establishment have done their best to make The Budget a neat and well organized magazine. The ideas and suggestions given us by the heads of the different depart- ments have been instrumental in giving the paper its present form. The personal interest and enthusiasm shown by every employe of the company with whom we have come in contact has added much to the pleasure of the work and has been an excellent example. It is fitting, therefore, that we take this opportunity to express our ap- preciation and gratitude for the efficient and loyal service of the Berne Witness Company that has done so much to make The Budget one of the best of its class. 29 Some of our readers may think that the Editorial department has be- come rather lean this year; we think the same in some instances. In this final issue we thought it best to make known the deep and underlying reason for the said poverty of material. That reason is that we were so deeply im- pressed by the scathing criticisms received during the year that we were unable to think of any safe subject to write on. So we thought that the less said, the better. Hence the unusual silence in the editorial section. Since the beginning of school in September, 1915, you have heard much about school spirit. Many calls have been made upon you to support the numerous activities of the high school and help make them a success. All of you are acquainted with the plea : "Come out and show your school spirit if you have any." We, the StafT, feel that we have had the support of the school both in subscribing and contributing. It might, however, have been better. Yet, we are always thankful for the friends we have had and grate- ful for the support given. The student that takes an active interest in all the activities of the school, whether or not his interest lies along each par- ticular line, shows a good "school spirit" which, we are pleased to state, is far from being extinct in the B. H. S. To you, the student body of the Berne high school, we bid a farewell and express our heartiest wishes for the prosperity and success for the future publication of The Budget. As this is the last issue of "The Budget" for this year, the editor wishes to acknowledge his indebtedness to many friends in general and few in par- ticular. Much credit for the success of the publication is due to faithful con- tributors, and to the Seniors who have always been ready to work and boost for the general welfare of the magazine. He also wishes to express his ap- preciation for the interest and splendid support of the student body, faculty and to the staff, who have been untiring in their efforts to help and advise; and also to the kind friends whose generous praise has meant so much. LITERARY PATRIOTISM What is patriotism? Did you ever stop to reflect upon what it embraces? There is born in every manly breast the determination to defend the thing he loves. We strike down the enemy who would invade our homes, and guard our interests and fire-places at the peril of our lives. There is no sentiment so strong as love : no sacrifice too great for those we love. This is the underlying principle of genuine patriotism, the foundation of true loy- alty to country. The patriot is he who, loving his country, is willing not only to fight, but, if need be. to die for it. It is this sentiment which gives to human governments their strength, security, and permanency. It is this sentiment which nerves the soldier to duty, and gains his consent to service and sacrifice. The strongest and best government is the one which rests upon the reverent affection of its own people ; and the nearer the government to the people, and the people to the government, the stronger becomes the sentiment of patriotism, and the stronger becomes the government itself. The laws are of little or no value if they do not have behind them the respect and love of the people. When patriotism is gone out of the hearts of the masses, the country is nearing dissolution and death. Did you ever seriously consider what it means to be a fighting patriot? Many people preach and profess patriotism, but the true patriot is he who practices it, and he can seldom practice it by proxy. Patriotism is the abso- lute consecration of self to country ; it may call for the total abandonment of business ; it may involve the turning away from plans which have been formed for a life's career, the surrendering of bright prospects, the giving up of ambition in a chosen work, the sundering of the ties of home and family, almost the snapping of the heart-strings which bind us to those we love. It may mean disease, contracted by exposure, or from wounds in battle. It may mean imprisonment, insanity or death. It may mean hunger, thirst and starvation. This, however, will seem insignificant in that overmastering love of country, in that burning patriotism which should fill the souls of the boys and men, in that high and noble purpose which will then animate all, that they may be able to save to themselves, to their families and their fellow countrymen the best and purest government ever known, and to mankind the largest and best civilization in the world. RAYMOND WULLIMAN, '16. 31 OPPORTUNITY Many young people size up life in a wrong way, in a pessimistic way. They say, "If I had opportunities" — they think only of the other fellow, the chance he had and how he succeeded. The world is always full of opportunities. No person in the United States can rightfully say that circumstances have shut out his opportunities. Think of some of our great men, such as Booker T. Washington, Abraham Lincoln, J. J. Hill, and countless others who were poor people with few oppor- tunities. History has many examples. It is cowardly to say we have had no advantages, and no one who ever says so is worthy of becoming great. It is the people who pick up the oppor- tunities which others have thrown away that actually become famous. We cannot wait until some "great" chance presents itself, but we must make use daily of all little opportunities that come in our way. Every day we may tell the truth when a lie might pass ; we may be kind and gentle to the unfortunate, and do the right even if our companions do scorn us. It takes courage for all these things, but we should do them rather than be weaklings who yield to temptation. No one can be careless about every-day duties and then be ready when some great opportunity presents itself. We must always have a desire for knowledge which we can obtain by observation, reading, study and conver- sation with those who are more intelligent than we. We must not associate with people who are idle and careless. We need the spirit of work above all. No boy or girl today, with ordinary intelligence, living in the United States, can lack opportunities. They are all around us. If we make one mistake, we should try never to make the same again ; thereby one grows. Do not think that opportunity knocks at your door but once. That has been disproved by noted men and women. There are yet questions unanswered, problems to be solved, inventions to be improved, knowledge to be gained, fortune, fame and honor to be achieved by those who care for them. IL:JA BAUMGARTNER, '16. "CHRISTINE' "If I could only hear her play the old violin!" These were the words uttered by a wounded soldier. The doctor who was at his bedside begged of him to tell his sorrowful story, and this he did as soon as he was relieved from his terrible suffering. His story was pathetic, and it seemed to him MS though he could not finish it, but he did it with the courage of a soldier, and this was his story : "Many years ago I lived in Virginia, down at the foot of a mountain. My parents were poor and our mode of li\ ing very simple. Our little homo 32 was a log one, but many happy years were spent there. Across the field was the beautiful old mansion with the ivy creeping about it — that was where Christine lived, a dear little girl. Her golden curls clung close to her head and the sweet innocent look on her face made everyone love her. Although her parents were very wealthy and mine were poor, that never made any difference to either of us. "Nearly every afternoon she would come over and play. My father wai a good violinist, and we would sit together for hours and play the instruments until we both made quite a success of it. "But death visited our home in the late fall and I lost my mother when 1 was but eighteen. It broke up our home and I was compelled to leave. My dear old grandmother in Germany earnestly begged me to come over and live with her. I dreaded to leave America, but did it for my grand- mother's sake. My last days there were spent with my father and Christine and were days of pleasure and sadness. The secret of my story has not yet been revealed, and it is this — she promised to marry me. The last evening I spent with her she played that beautiful 'Humoreske' with such sweet ex- pression that I burst into tears. Then I picked up my violin and we played our last piece together. Our parting was very sad, but we comforted our- selves by thinking of the future when I would return and claim my bride. "My grandmother helped me in every possible way, and I received a ♦ hree-years' college course. At the age of twenty-one, instead of finishing college, I joined the army. When war broke out, I was sent to war as I was in the standing army. My poor old grandmother was very heart-broken about it, for her husband and her only son were killed in the Franco-Prussian war. "Three months' time proved that she had reason to worry, because at that time I was seriously wounded by a bomb and was taken captive by the English." Glancing up, his eyes fell on a crucifix at the side of his bed. For a few moments he was silent, then the doctor saw his lips move and, leaning over to hear the softly uttered words, heard him praying that he might yet see the beautiful face of Christine. Just then he was seized by an attack of severe pain and his wasted body, 1 eing unable to endure the terrible agony, fainted away. Several hours later, as he slowly regained consciousness, he heard the beautiful strains of a violin and his thoughts were immediately back to old Virginia. Could he possibly be awake or was it all a dream? But the music came nearer and nearer, and .■inally a figure stopped before his open door. Could it be — was it possible that his prayer was answered? The music stopped suddenly as the young lady's eyes met those of the sick boy. "James!" she cried, springing to his bedside. "Christine!" he whispered, and she flung her arms about his neck. The doctor, on his next round through the hospital, found James much improved and the lately arrived American Red Cross nurse, who had been doing so much good for the patients, at his bedside. James smiled as he en- tered, and without being told, the doctor knew it was Christine. FRANCES REUSSER, '16. 33 GRADUATION AT WOODBURY It was the merry month of May, the month of flowers and beauty. This seemed to harmonize with the pleasant atmosphere which seemed to surround the little school of Woodbury. The Seniors were all looking forward to a bright commencement which was about to take place. The Woodbury school had the reputation of being a very good school and therefore graduation from this school bestowed quite a bit of honor upon the graduate. Everybody made elaborate plans for com- mencement week and the Seniors were especially busy with orations, ex- aminations, dresses and the other graduating plans that usually accompany these affairs. But there was one girl in this class, named Marguerite, who was dreading the time of graduation to approach. Her outer appearances did not reveal this fact to other scholars and especially not to her girl friends who were to graduate also. The cause of this secret dread was the fact that she could not afford a new dress such as all the other girls had. When she would be with her girl friends she would join them in their plans and really imagine that she was going to have a new dress also. But Marguerite never betrayed to the others that she could not have a new dress, and all the girls seemed happy to think that they could all graduate in nice new gowns. But when Marguerite would reach her home and there find her mother working hard, it would all come back to her that she was not going to have that dress she had planned. Not only Marguerite was sad, for the mother worried because her daughter could not have a new dress ; she keenly realized that Marguerite would feel out of place in her old muslin, and especially when she would have to deliver her oration. It was the custom in Woodbury for each graduate to deliver his or her oration in the town hall, which was always beautifully decorated and where large crowds would assemble. Each graduate would deliver his or her ora- tion the same evening and then it would be decided which had the best. Each one tried hard, and no one even thought of Marguerite's winning, be- cause they were sure she would not make the best appearance. But Mar- guerite at last tried to console herself with the thought that she might excel in her oration, if she could not have the dress. So she devoted all her time to her oration. When the night came when the orations were to be delivered, everybody seemed anxious and excited, and even Marguerite invited a little feeling of comfort in the thought of winning the oration, but at the same time the dress was not entirely forgotten. The time for commencing the evening program had arrived. Every available space was filled, for the class was large and most of the members were wealthy and had many friends. The piano sounded forth the opening notes of the march. All was excitement. Everybody was eager to get the first glimpse of some friend or relative. 'Oh ! how splendid she looks," "Isn't Annabel's dress elaborate?" and similar remarks were quite audible. The first oration of the evening was delivered by Marjory Weicking, 34 Judge Weicking's daughter. She stepped forward, dressed in a gown of the latest fashion. But alas, her mind evidently was busied with outer appear- ances, for memory seemed to fail her and she was unable to finish her oration successfully. The next was Annabel Ryan. She was a very bright girl and many were sure that she would be the winner of the evening. And so they pro- ceeded. Finally came Marguerite's turn. She stepped to the front with a slow, measured step and a very determined look on her face. Nobody seemed to show any particular excitement about this plain girl. But in the back part of the audience sat a plain-looking mother, and the face of Marguerite was suddenly illumined with a smile of wonderful beauty. There was a hush — with what eloquence this girl was speaking! Never before had they noticed her fine quality of tone, and never before had they seen her simple face transformed to one of such exquisite beauty. With what wonderful enthusiasm and eagerness she spoke! The plain dress was quite forgotten. No one gave that any thought. So completely had she captivated her audience that the hall rang with hearty applause. She was, of course, unanimously declared the victor of the evening. Marguerite felt very happy over her success, but scarcely happier than her mother, for the prize of the evening was a scholarship at one of the leading colleges. It had always been the mother's desire to give her daughter a liberal education. Now the problem had been solved. LORENA SPRUNGER, '16. THE LOST CHURCH One day, while waiting for my train at a small country station, I took out a few snapshots I had recently received from a friend in the Philippines, to help me pass my time. I was very much interested in one picture of a beautiful old cathedral, surrounded by woods, but I was rather puzzled at what my friend had written beneath it. "The Lost Church," said a voice at my elbow. "Have you seen it?" I turned, startled to find a short, rather heavy-set man, standing at my shoulder. He had a heavy grey beard, twinkling eyes somewhat deep set and bushy grey eye-brows. In one hand he carried a small canvas bag, while in the other he had a cane about three feet long, with a beautiful blackhorn handle. "No," I replied, smiling, "I have not even heard of it before. I was wondering why it is called 'The Lost Church'." "That," said the little gentleman, sitting down beside me, "is because it is so hard to find. It was built by the Spaniards and is somewhere between Bai Lake and Manila, nearer the lake than Manila. It is also close to the Pasing river, but nobody can tell exactly where it is, for even after they have found it once, it is as difficult as ever to find again. Some people have spent four or five days hunting for it, and when they did find it, it was only an acci- dent. Sounds like a fairy story, doesn't it?" 35 "Yes," I laughed. "Then — have you ever been there?" I asked. The man smiled thoughtfully. "Yes, I have, although that, too, was an accident." And then, as I looked curiously at him, he went on: "It was when I was a young man and anxious for adventures. A friend of mine and I had de- termined to visit the Philippines, so early in the fall (for we thought the winter over there would be warm enough for us) we started from San Fran- cisco. We had a very stormy trip except for the last day and then we saw our first beautiful sunset. The ocean was quiet, with hardly a ripple: the sky a beautiful clear blue with only a few white fleecy clouds. The sun had been bright all day, but as it set it resembled a great ball of fire sinking into the water, and as my friend and I stood watching it, we saw the buildings of Manila rise like purple shadows between us and the sun. "We landed at Manila the next morning, and for about a week were kept busy seeing the sights. Then, one evening we heard of 'the lost church'. My friend and I thought it very queer that such a large building would be so hard to find, and boasted that we could find it, and that without a guide. Accordingly we started the next morning with provisions enough for two days, although we said we would be back that evening. We traveled all morning, but found no sight of the church. Late in the afternoon we reached Bai Lake and knew that we had passed it. We camped at the lake that night and the next morning started back, determined to find the church. However, we were not so sure as the day before and decided on a new plan. We di- vided our provisions between us, and I went inland about a mile, while my friend stayed closer to the river than we had the day before ; the one that would find the church first was to fire his revolver. I traveled hard all day trying to cover so wide a path as possible, but still had not found it when the sun began to set. I then thought I must be close to Manila, but after walking for about an hour, came to the sudden and startling realization that I was lost. I fired several shots, but received no answer. The sun was entirely down by this time and my friend had my compass. As I was hungry, I sat down and ate my supper, saving a little for breakfast, provided I didn't reach Manila in time for that. I traveled on for quite a while, not knowing where I was going, until finally I saw through the trees the light of a fire. Thinking only that I had found friends, I quickened my .steps and soon reached the edge of a clearing. Then I regretted my lack of caution and would have turned back, but I saw that I was discovered. I had run into a small band of Igorotes. I was not left in doubt as to whether I should stay or not, for several came over immediate!}' and hustled me to the camp fire, where I was searched and then tied to a tree. Then the council began. I knew nothing of their language and could only imagine by their looks and actions what the outcome would be. However, they did not seem to be able to come to an agreement and seemed to have postponed making their decision the next day, for, leaving two to guard me, they lay down at some distance from me and went to sleep. I was very tired, and in spite of my nervousness and uncomfortable position, I finally dozed oil. I must have slept more soundly than I thought, for, though I don't know how it happened, when I awoke I found myself lying on the floor of a building. I was still bound 36 hand and foot, and, although the ropes were not drawn tight enough to make me uncomfortable, I could not work myself loose. The high-colored windows gave a very dim light so I could make out very little as to what kind of a place I was in. It seemed very large, and by what I could see, I guessed it to be a temple to one of the gods of the savages. I remember wondering if I was to be a sacrifice to that particular god. I stayed there for two days without a thing to eat, and only my thoughts for company, and they weren't the pleasantest kind, for I was nervous. On the evening of the second day, however, I heard voices outside and somebody opened the door. I thought it might be better not to say anything, but just then I heard my friend's voice. "So this is 'the lost church'," I heard him say in an awed tone. Then I called. Well, they found me, took me out and fed me. It seemed that my friend had reached Manila rather late in the evening, two days before and supposed that I would come soon, but in the morning, when I had not yet arrived, a searching party was started. They had seen nothing of the Igor- otes, although several small parties had been heard of. Tha* didn't make much difference, though, for they had found 'the lost church' and me at the same time. I have visited the church several times since, but my first visit cured me of some of my bravado." Just then my train came in and I had only time for a hurried goodby. After the station was far behind, I remembered with regret that I did not know even the name of my strange acquaintance. CHARLOTTE STENGEL, '16. NUMBER NINE'S DRIVER On the western plain, close by one of the great railroads, was located a small cottage. The cottage was small and plain, but one glance at the cozy rooms was enough to make one know that the occupants were tactful, and had once been used to better things. This was true, for Lucy Grey was the daughter of the president of the road that passed so close to the small cottage. Several years before she had incurred the disfavor of her father and he had deprived her of the wealth that should have been hers. On this account she and her husband were forced to live in quite reduced circum- stances. She always stood in the door and watched the locomotives with their great loads of freight and passengers go thundering past, and at these times she thought of her father and wondered how soon she would be per- mitted to see him. She was interested, too, in the locomotives, not only because they were her father's but because she had often rode in them and knew as much about managing them as did the best engineer on the road. One dark winter evening, just as she went to bolt the door for the night, she heard the No. 9 coming at full speed and she observed that it was at least fifteen minutes late. Just as the engine was almost in front of the cottage, it suddenly stopped with a strange creaking sound and the brakemen and conductors quickly scrambled out, followed by many anxious people, to see 37 what the cause of this stop was. It was found out that the engineer was sick and not able to run the rest of the trip. What was to be done? The train must be in the city within an hour, and there seemed to be no one who could manage the engine. The engineer was carried to the cottage and there taken care of. When Lucy found out what the trouble was, she offered to run the train to the city. At first she was laughed at, but was finally permitted to take her place in the engineer's cab. She adjusted the brakes and No. 9 glided steadily away toward the great city. Lucy thought of the hundreds of lives in her control. She had never driven so fast before ; the night was very dark; the train was still several minutes late, but her hand was steady and she was determined to arrive at the city at the regular time. She threw the throttle wide open and over miles of barren country the engine fairly flew. At last, far ahead, she saw the lights of the city. When the powerful loco- motive finally came to a stop in the train yard, Lucy's father came out of the office and stood still, astonished. She was exhausted and could not walk a step when she got out of the cab. When her father saw what a great sacrifice she had made for his sake, he forgave her. Now the little cottage is deserted and Lucy lives in a great mansion in the city. AGNES SCHENK, '17. The High School Officers ERMIN BIXLER, President FRANCES REUSSER, VicePres. JOE HABEGGER, Treasurer. RUTH ROHRER, Secretary 38 Literary Societies The literary programs this year were, as a whole, very good. They were generally instructive as well as entertaining and showed that the pupils had put much preparation on their respective posts. The chief aim of the Literary societies is to keep up the literary spirit in the high school. The Literary societies also give opportunity to a student to show his talents in oratory, debate, music (vocal or instrumental) and public speaking. If a student has taken an active part in one of these literary societies, he will find it a great help to him in future life. And all will be glad that they had the opportunity to be a member of one of the Literary societies of the gooci old B. H. S. Alpha Literary Society FRANCES REUSSER HELEN REUSSER MENNO LEHMAN PAUL LUGINBILL SYBILLA SPRUNGER President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer Sergeant Pianist 39 LESTER SMITH IRVIN HIRSCHY RUTH ROHRER WILLARD HIRSCHY IRENE STUCKEY Arena Literary Society OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer Sergeant Pianist ARENA MALE QUARTET 40 HOW HAPPY WE WOULD BE If things would be as students say How happy we would be ! If everything went just our way, How happy we would be! If English IV would be no more, If Brains would not be a bore — And cease to look as though he's sore, How happy we would be! If the Budget would get some news, How happy we would be! If Joel wouldn't get the blues. How happy we would be! If our deportment were but a joke. Would then not our teachers croak? How happy "We" would be! If Miss Beck would not look so wise. How happy we would be ! If Sprunger left ofif his disguise, How happy we would be! If Abe were not so lank and lean ; And Freshmen didn't look so green, How happy we would be ! 41 German Department The German society of the Berne high school was organized at the beginning of the school year 1915-16, this being the first German society ever formed in the Berne schools. This was done under the direction of the Ger- man instructor, Miss Anna Prange. The society was organized in order to advance the German language and especially German conversation and cus- toms. The business meetings were always conducted in the German as well as the socials which were held every month. The members of this society consisted of all the German students and any other students that could speak the German language. The officers who were elected when the society first was organized were : Lorena Sprunger, president; Leona Sprunger, vice-president; Ira Baum- ■ gartner, secretary-treasurer; Alieda Sprunger, pianist. The officers, elected for the coming year, 1916-17, are: Ira Baumgartner. president; Menno Leh- man, vice-president ; Franklin Lehman, secretary-treasurer ; Alieda Sprunger, pianist. The German society, as a whole, was enjoyed by all and proved to be quite a success in furthering the German in our schools. It is hoped that this organization may grow in number and spirit in the following years. We owe thanks to Miss Prange, our German instructor, for taking the leadership into her hands and organizing the German society. LORENA "sprunger. DOMESTIC SCIENCE CLASS Dome^ic Science The main purpose throughout this course has been to inspire the girls with respect for all household duties and especially a love for cooking as an art and as a science, for, truly, it is both. The greater part of our time was devoted to the study of foods and the fundamental principles which underlie their preparation for the table. Train- ing in the application of these principles was also given. Some time, how- ever, was given to the study of household management in general, and home economics. A one-year course is offered here, and up to this time the privilege to take this course has been extended to the girls of all the high school classes. A course in Cooking is also given to the girls of the Seventh grade and 3 course in Sewing to the Eighth grade girls. For the high school class we have an eighty-minute period each day. As a rule we have been devoting two days a week to theory work and reci- tation and the remaining three days to practice in cooking. We have a nice large kitchen with plenty of light and fresh air, and a fine equipment. This year a set of dishes, silverware and some glassware were added so that we can now set a table with ten covers. For cooking we use electric stoves and ovens. 44 M USIC The music this year can certainly be called a success. The high school chorus became conspicuous chiefly because of its never appearing on a public program. Nevertheless, the chorus kept up the standard of former years. One of the great factors in making the chorus a success was the work of the instructor, Miss Baumgartner, and the pianist. Miss Sybilla Sprunger. All the students appreciated their work very much, knowing that it was a great help in bringing the chorus to its high standard. A new music book which contained most of the new classical music, that was not too difficult for high school chorus work, was used this year. This new book also added great interest to the work. In the fall a picked chorus was organized, but for various unknown rea- sons the work along this line had to be dropped. The orchestra, or rather the high school band, was noted chiefly for the amount of noise it made at regular rehearsals on Thursday mornings. It appeared in one public program, given sometime in February before the high school. It is hoped that in the future the "band" orchestra may change to a real orchestra with more string instruments than were available this year. .-\.REN.-\ STRIXG QU.\RTET 45 Good Sportsmanship (The following article, written by Coach Sprunger, has appeared in one of the former issues of our paper, but we consider it worthy of being pub- lished in our final issue for two reasons. First, it gives a general review of the first indoor basket-ball season ; and second, it gives the boys a good standard, by which they may judge good sportsmanship.) Berne high school has gone through its first full basket-ball season — and we are glad to be able to say, creditably. The season opened out of doors early in the fall and several interesting games were played both at home and abroad. About the beginning of De- cember playing was begun on Berne's first basket-ball floor, on the second floor of the Berne Artificial Stone Co.'s building. Unfortunately floor privileges could not be offered free. This was a rather unwelcome announcement ; but in order to make the undertaking financially successful, a small fee had to be charged for the privilege of play- ing. Also is it hard to make clear that high school athletics should be for all. The fact that many small villages in Indiana put out winning teams is due to the fact that they develop a team that will be sure to win. In order to do this the team only will be permitted to play, thus depriving the many of the sport. This is taking the primary purpose out of high school athletics. The primary object is good, wholesome exercise for all, and the secon- dary object (which is often made primary) is to win honors for the school. To make the primary purpose be first, all clique and faction tendencies must be suppressed, for those tendencies are sure to favor the few and not the many ; cliques may be instrumental in producing a winning team, but that, as stated above, is not the primary thing. We are proud to say that we have played a clean game. We have a clean record in all games played. Controversy arose in only two of our games. One was with Bryant with reference to a decision made by the referee, and it was agreed to abide by the decision of the state board. The ruling was, that it be called no game at all and therefore that game does not appear in our list of games. The second was with Geneva. Geneva, although winning, yet played an unsportsman-like game ; but apology and assurance of better treatment in the future again put us on friendly relations. It is easy enough to be good sports when winning, but to play a losing game really puts true sportsmanship to the test. Good sportsmanship further demands team work. In order to have team work there should be a team selected for the year. But this is impossible itnless the fellows take a keen interest in keeping their position on a team and fighting hard to hold that position. A coach will give the place to the 48 most deserving. The most deserving is the most faithful and not the one who thinks he can play, and therefore doesn't come out to practice with the team, or thinks he has an undisputed right to his place on the team. But a good sport, when he is forced out of his position, will not stand back and criticize and find fault ; he will endeavor to regain his position by showing unquestioned superiority. As a whole the elTort has been extremely worth while. There has been an interest created for this legitimate sport both among the pupils and the fans in the town. That there is a demand for this form of recreation, has been proven beyond a doubt. The following benefits that have been derived from it may be enumerated : 1. It presented good and wholesome exercise to those who participated. 2. It brought us into contact with surrounding towns. 3. It kept boys away from objectionable pastimes such as loafing, gossip and low conversation. (There must have been thousands of hours in the aggregate thus spent.) 4. It elevated class spirit. 5. Honesty and team work was stimulated. Whether or not it shall be a branch of high school athletics in the future depends on the demands made by the pupils. If a keen interest is manifested and the game is kept in its proper place, the objections to the game will eventually be laid aside and its future in the high school in Berne will be assured. Track Track work was carried on to greater extent this year than ever before. Berne is getting a Httle deeper into athletics each year. Our men are doing better work than ever before. This was proven by the Decatur-Berne track meet, held one afternoon at Steele's park at Decatur, when Berne captured 58 points out of 118. Last year's score was 82 to 43 in favor of Decatur. If Berne keeps on improving at this rate, we will soon have a championship team. The most interesting features of this year's track meet were C. Hirschy's running high jump and M. Lehman's pole vault. Ball from Decatur was <heir strong competitor in both events; but both of these events resulted in a tie between the two schools. Another track meet, which took place before the Decatur meet, was held at Bryant. Saturday, April 15, when Berne lost to Bryant by the score of 39 to 69. This meet was more of a practice meet than a real track meet. The interesting feature of this event was the discuss-throwing which was not counted because Bryant was determined to use an undersized discus. They hurled this small discuss over 132 feet, thus breaking the state record by 15 feet (?). Those who are familiar with athletics may know that a man breaking the state record 15 ft. at a time, has a good opportunity to become famous. The worst feature of this meet was the opposing side's rooting, most of which was done by the "happy" enthusiasts of the burg. However, Berne always tries to return good for evil and thus keeps up the friendly relations with all her neighbors. Berne's star man in both meets was C. Gilliom, a tough and springy little fellow, without whom Berne would have been at a loss. The other five men who won the most points for their home school this spring follow in order: L Baumgartner, J. Habegger, D. Teeter, R. Wulliman and R. Blowers. Following are the scores by points: First, counting 5 points; second, 3; third, 1 point. Bryant Beme Decatur Berne 100-Yard Dash 1. Sisk (not timed) 5 1. Gay, 114-5 sec 5 2. Gilliom 3 2. Colter 3 3. Neely 1 3. Gilliom 1 Discuss Throw (Dropped) 1. Cottrel, 132 ft. 7 in 1. Blowers, 96 ft 5 2. Glentzer 2. Gilliom 3 3. Wright 3. Hirschy 1 52 1. Sisk, 23 1-S sec 220- Yard Dash . . 5 I Gay 26 sec 5 2 Habegger 3 ^ Colter 3 3. Wulliman 1 3. J. Habegger Engle, 4 ft. 11 Glentzer, tied Wulliman . . . Running High Jump 4 1. Ball, 5 ft. 3 in. ... 4 2. C. Hirschy (tied) 1 3. T. Hirschy Engle, 66 3-5 sec. Habegger Pape 440-Yard Dash 1. Gay. 64 1-S 3 2. Habegger 3. Sprunger . Baumgartner. 9 ft. 3 in. Glentzer, tied Moore, tied Pole Vault 3 1. Ball. 8 ft. 11 ii 3 2. Lehman, tied 3 3. Baumgartner Macklin Bagley Hirschy One-Mile Run 5 1. Roop. 5 min. SO 3 2. Bagley I 3. LuginbiU Franklin Teeter . Cottrel . Shot-put 5 1. Teeter, 36 ft. 9^ 3 2. Gilliom 1 3. Blowers Gilliom, 18 ft. 7 in. Macklin, tied Wulliman Running Broad Jump 4 1. Vizard. 17 ft. 10 in S 4 2. Gilliom 1 3. Wulliman Macklin. 2 m. 34 3-5 sec. Stoker Glentzer Half-Mile Run 5 1. Roop n. 48 3-5 sec. 5 2. Daniels 3 3. Snyder 1 Macklin. 4 ft. 6 in. Baumgartner .... Gilliom Standing High Jump 5 1. Gilliom, 4 ft. S'A in 3 2. Baumgartner, tied 1 3. Ball r Macklin. 9 ft. 6 in 5 Wulliman Gilliom 220- Yard Hurdles Gilliom, 29 1-5 sec Sisk 3 Neely , 1 Standing Broad Jump 5 1. Vizard, 9 ft. 2<A in 5 3 2. Gilliom 1 3. Ball 1 Half-Mile Relay Decatur, 1 m. 53 2-5 sec... S Tug of War The Alumni The Alumni of the Berne high school now numbers one hundred sixty-one — a crop of sixteen years. Everyone of this number is still among the living somewhere in this country. They have entered all sorts of professions, from farmers to professors — all doing honor to the institution that gave them a start in life (for none are in prison and none have become a public charge). That the Alumni of the Berne schools are not a sleepy lot is evident from the fact that out of the foregoing number twenty have thus far obtained A. B. degrees from various colleges, five have taken doctor's degrees, seventy-six or more have attended or are attending college and at least thirty have already been married. Who could call this a wicked record? All the members of the Alumni are, of course, still mere girls and boys — not old enough to hold "real" responsible positions ; not young enough to be guilty of small misdemeanors, but just old enough to dig and dig hard^ to make good in everything they undertake. By and by the days will come when the burdens of life, which have made so matiy stoop-shouldered and to which the stoop-shouldered cling by force of habit, will be unloaded on new shoul- ders as every Alumnus was told long year? ago when he sat in the tiny pri- mary desk. Likewise every Alumnus was told in those happy days that it pays both financially and mentally to go on through high school. Whether the former still looks as attractive an inducement is a matter of individual experience, but that the latter is anything but a sham is evident from the fact that the high school fever is steadily increasing every year. Past graduates' records induce more to follow the same course. It seems that the prediction, made by "Benny" Winans years ago, namely that in twenty years from now every person who didn't have a high school training would be as far behind the times as a man who cannot write his own name now is behind the times, has impressed not a few as being very nearly the truth. The past record of the Berne school is a good one, but it is not so good that it cannot be made still better. The school is not so large that it cannot be made still larger; the enthusiasm of the Alumni association is not so great that more would be dangerous : the interest in the coming generations of the high school is not so great that every prospect has felt its presence ; the rela- tion between pupil and teacher is not so ideal that it cannot be made more ideal ; the calibre of the work done is not yet of so high a standard that it cannot be raised to a still higher plane. The past connections of every Alumnus with the Berne high school makes him take an extraordinary interest in the school. He hopes to see it grow larger and stronger and healthier as it increases in age. In the following pages appear the faces of every graduate prior to this year. Without doubt this collection will be a valuable asset of every Alum- nus with a bit of red blood in his veins. 56 OFFICERS ASA SPRUNGER ENOS D. LEHMAN ALDA SPRUNGER CLIFTON H. SPRUNGER President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HULDA GILLIOM MARTHA BAUMGARTNER CARL T. HABEGGER Alumni Gallery CLASS— 1>^| CLASS— 190. CLASS— 1903 9 0.9 CLASS— 1904 58 CLASS— 1905 CLASS— 1906 CLASS— 1907 59 CLASS— 1909 CLASS— 19in BBBDBBBB CLASS— 1911 f0WWMtwmm CLASS— 1912 60 CLASS— 1913 CLASS— 1914 :afc::>;fi^:^:'fc^.:A^ CLASS— 1915 61 Names of Graduates by Years CLASS— 1901 B. A. Winans, Supt. Martha Schug Amanda Soldner CLASS— 1902 B. A. Winans, Supt. Nora Smith Ada Wittwer CLASS— 1903 B. A. Winans, Supt. Wilda Gottschalk Salome Schug Cora Hocker Rose Lehman CLASS— 1904 B. A. Winans, Supt. Albert Soldner Oswald Sprunger G. Adolph Lehman Asa Sprunger CLASS— 1905 B. A. Winans, Supt. R. J. D. Waiters, Prin. Flora Neaderhouser Eva Erhart Thella Broughton Laura Bixler Floyd Ayres Caroline Hirschy Robert Sprunger Cora Schug CLASS— 1906 B. A. Winans, Supt. Walters and Brentlinger, Prin. Inda Sprunger Herbert Lachot Bertha Wheeler Clara Schug CLASS— 1907 Kenneth B. Kizer, Supt. John Weldy, Prin. Emma Bixler Tillman Soldner George Wittwer Clayton Smith Noah GiUiom Bessie Sprunger CLASS— 1909 F. D. Huff, Supt. Orville Brim, Prin. Vera Van Buskirk, Vice- Prin. Earl Shaefer Albert Winteregg Henry Egly Gertrude Lehman Clinton Lehman CLASS— 1910 F. D. Huff, Supt. Frieda Plack, Prin. G. A. Lehman, Vice- Prin. Martha Burkhalter Carl Habegger Mae Hocker Dora Hirschy Minnie Sprunger Orva Smith Wildas Soldner Carl Sprunger Martha Baumgartner Dorcas Sprunger Hugo Beitler Rufus von Gunten Jessie Stauffer Mae StautTer CLASS— 1911 Mr. Huff, Supt. Instructors — Misses Beck, van der Smissen, Burke, Zeigler Wesley Sprunger Osie Beitler Frieda Sprunger Enos D. Lehman Alice Rinaker Wilbur Lehman Hilda Reusser Hulda Gilliom Grover Sprunger Kathryn Egly Eva Sprunger Ellis Sprunger Andrew Neuenschwander 62 CLASS— 1912 Mr. Huff, Supt. Miss Beck, Prin. Instructors — Mr. Millikan, Miss Lehman Adina Gilliom Alfred Habegger Grover Soldner Barbara Hirschy Clifton Sprunger Christina Habegger Lydia Sprunger Herman E Ernest Stengel Jesse Habegger Esther Bixler Clifton Striker Gertrude Hirschy True Gottschalk Clarence Lehman Ezra Wanner Martin Sprunger Arman Hirschy Edna Sprunger Fanny Schindler Victor Eichenberger Mary Burkhalter aumgartner Elma Sprunger CLASS— 1913 Mr. Huff, Supt. Miss Beck, Prin. Instructors — Mr. Kleuh, Miss Lehman Frieda Lehman Leslie Baumgartner Anna Hofstetter David Depp Melvin Hirschy Rena Sprunger Vilas Schindler Harry Sprunger Ella Sprunger Walter Hirschy Mary Ann Sprunger Loretta Lehman Reuben Liechty Arthur Wittwer Hilda Lehman Noah Burkhalter CLASS— 1914 Mr. Huff, Supt. Miss Beck, Prin. Instructors — Mr. Records, Miss Smith, Miss Grimm Clellah Brickley Cora Beitler Bernice Ray Elden Sprunger Elma Neaderhouser Louise Habegger Metta Habegger Elfrieda Franz Elizabeth Lehman Lulu Kerr Roy Girod Ella Welty Edward Eichenberger Selma Neuenschwander Waldo Lehman Alda Sprunger Esther Habegger Josephine Sauders CLASS— 1915 Mr. Huff, Supt. Miss Beck, Prin. Instructors — Mr. Sprunger, Miss Prange Gertrude Lehman Edna Neaderhous Vera Braun Martha Lehman Everett Schug Elda Sprunger Alice Lehman Milton Sprunger Horace Caffee Ova Wechter Noah Soldner Naomi Haecker Ruth Kattmann Elr Cleo Rumple Ella Habegger Frieda Maurer Ruth Reusser Arthur Sprunger Paul Rohrer Luginbill CLASS— 1916 Mr. Huff, Supt. Miss Beck, Prin. Instructors — Mr. Spnmger, Miss Prange, Miss Baumgartner Irene Stuckey Alwin van der Smissen Joe Habegge Cordelia Riesen Edna Neuenschwander Frances Reusser Mabel Hirschy Lorena Sprunger Florence Lehman Lester Smith Ermin Bixler David Bixler Rufus Blowers Sybilla Sprunger Clarence Hirschy Pearl Atz 63 Leona Sprunger Charlotte Stengel Raymond Wulliman lima Baumgartner Daniel Teeter Clinton Soldner DANIEL WINTEREGG OUR JANITOR who has served faithfully for fourteen years. MRS M\R\ B\lMi.\Rr\ER Primary Teacher of the Berne Scliools for Twenty-two Years. 64 EXCHANGES The "Budget" thanks all the schools who have been sending their papers and for the comments made. The following are the names of all the papers which we have exchanged with during the past year: The Almanac, Lake Forest, 111. The Advocate. Lincoln, Nebraska. The Artisan, Bridgeport, Conn. The Anvil, Painesville, Ohio. The Bumble Bee, Charlotteville, Va The Booster, La Crosse, Wis. The Beacon. Detroit, Michigan. Caldron, Fort ^^'a^•ne, Lnd. Cynosure, Fargo, N. Dakota. The Carthaginian, Carthage, S. Dak The Clarion, West Hartford, Conn. The Cynosure, Richmond, Lid. The Daleville Leader, Daleville, Va, The Daisy Chain, '\\'aco, Texas. The Echo, Central Catholic H. S., Ft. A\'ayne, Lid. The Echo, Upland, Lidiana. Earlham Press. Richmond, Lid. Frog, Bay City, Texas. Goshen College Record, Goshen The Gleaner, Pawtucket, R. L The Habit, Salina, Kansas, '^he Humboldt Life, St. Paul, ]\Lnn The Hilltop, Jersey City, N. J. The Hilltop, Warren, Mass. The Herald, Spencerville, Lid. The Hi-Crier, Niles, Ohio. Headlight. Richmond, Lid. The Lidiana Dail}- Student, Bloom ington. Lid. The Item, Pasadena, Cal. The Ingot, Hancock, ]Mich. The Insight, Hartford City, Lid. Kilikilik, Tiffin, Ohio. Keramos, East Liverpool, Ohio. Lasell Leaves. Boston, Mass. Libertonian, Liberty, Indiana. M. H. Aerolith. Plymouth, Wis. The Mirror, Lima. Ohio. The Mirror, Mondovi, Wis. The Missile, Petersburg, Virginia. The Messenger. Durham, N. C. The ^Missouri H. S., Columbia, Mo. The Monroe H. S., Monroe, Mich. Opinion, Peoria, Illinois. The Owl, Middletown, New York. The Oracle, Cincinnati, Ohio. Orange and Green, Macon, Georgia. Pebbles, Marshalltown, Iowa. Pilgrim, Plymouth, Indiana. Pasco School News, Dade City, Fla. The Post, Portland, Oregon. Palmetto and Pine, St. Petersburg, Fla. i.. The Pennant, Elkhart, Lidiana. Purple and Gold, Osceola, Kansas. Revelings, Decatur, Indiana. The Record, Staunton, Virginia. Rensselaer Polytechnic Times, Troy. Lid. New York. The Searchlight, Grand Rapids, Mich. The Somerset Idea, Somerset, Ky. The Searchlight, Portland, Ind. The Skirmisher, Hillsdale, Mich. The Student, Portsmouth, Virginia. Spectator, Johnstown, Pa. Southwest Standard, Springfield, Mo. The Signal Butte, Miles City, Mont. The Spokesman, Plant City, Fla. The Shamokin H. S. Review, Sha- mokin. Pa. Stampede, Havre. Mont. Tiptonian, Tipton, Indiana. The ^^'ashingtonian, Machias, Me. The ^^'itmarsum, Blufifton, Ohio. The Wheat, Ritzville, Washington. X-Ray, Anderson, Indiana. X-Ray, Marion, Virgina. 65 THE BUDGET STAFF WISHES TO THANK THE BUSINESS MEN OF THE CITY FOR THE SUPPORT GIVEN US DURING THE PAST YEARS. WE INTEND TO REPAY YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS IF WE HAVE NOT DONE SO UP TO THIS TIME. "Take the Advice of Experts" YOU probably haven't much expert knowledge about the clothes you buy; you deal with the obvious superficial facts — fit, style, price. FJut the "insides" — the part you can't see or feel — -are the important parts. Take the advice of experts — we know the makers who put the best underlying values into clothes. American Art Custom Tailors are doing it better than it's ever been done in clothes-making. These makers guarantee fabrics, color, service and all. Don't let the dye situation bother you. THE MODEL Interior View of The Big Four Barber Shop W. B. LEHMAN, Prop. You know the rest. Bracker's Famous Ice Cream IS FROZEN IN BERNE BEST ON THE MARKET TRY IT ONCE AND YOU ARE CONVINCED For Shoe Repairing Leather or Neolin Soles — Sewed or Tacked. Also Shoe Polish— Black, Tan, White, Ox-blood. Call on J. F. MAZELIN for prompt service. The Star Grocery Dealers in CONFFXTIONERY, STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES We guarantee every article sold. R. E. LIECHTY, Prop. JiMiNiTy BERNE HARDWARE COMPANY NIGHT CALLS ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY Phones— Office, 224; E. C. Bierie, 188; L. L. Yager, 252. BIERIE & YAGER UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS PORCH SWINGS — LAWN CHAIRS — RUGS AND LINOLEUM IT IS QUALITY WITH US — U PAY LESS HERE Berne, Indiana THE CONKLIN SELF-FILLING FOUNTAIN PEN Fills and cleans itself in four seconds — Will not leak or "sweat" — Al- ways writes at the first stroke — Ink-flow is uniform and steady — Pen action is smooth and easy — Has nothing to get out of order — Won't roll off the desk. The CONKLIN is not only the original, but it has been on the market for 16 consecutive years, and is toda}' endorsed by over 1,000,000 satisfied users. That's REAL PROOF! THE BOOK STORE THE FAIR stands for EFFICIENCY, ECONOMY and GOOD WILL. THE FAIR ' Berne Grain & Hay Co. GRAIN COAL SEEDS FLOUR HAY ^l^^SHHPfi FEED STRAW- IWiBWyjW^BBiiss^ SALT SEWERS M^mmUM^^^ CEMENT BERNE, INDIANA Phone No. 26 STENGEL & CRAIG DRUG CO. j Druggists j Dealers in j WALL PAPER. PAINTS AND OIL A. D. S., REXALL and CHINAMEL Agents. YOURS FOR SERVICE HOME OF THE BERNE MFG. CO. Makers of the Famous "WINNER" OVERALLS Buy and wear the "WINNER"' and be a Winner. BERNE MFG. CO. THE BERNE MEAT MARKET Dealers in All kinds of Fancy and Smoked Meats. DAVID BIXLER Jeweler and Optometrist Eyes tested and Lenses accurately fitted regardless of age. Any lens can he duplicated regardless of where it was made. Fine line of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Diamonds, Kodaks, etc. Equipped to repair fine Watches. At the Close of the School Year Wishing You All Success, Health and Happiness. Very Sincerely, T. H. SOLDNER, D.D.S. Sprunger & Gerber for PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK OF EVERY DESCRIPTION FRAMING AND ENLARGING ARTISTICALLY DONE Phone, 135 +._.. /A UNSING/ YY ^^^^\f^ Those who are hard to fit, Those who are hard to please, Those who like fine quality, Those who seek real economy, Buy the ,FOR Summer Comfort Munsing Wear 'SPRUNGER, LEHMAN & CO. Say, Listen! Don't put off ordering that Suit Until the last minute. You don't save anything by waiting. In fact, you lose. You get less wear dinging the season than the fel- low who buys early. Drop in as you are going by and see the four hundred patterns we have to show you of our made-to-order suits. Prices, $12.00 to $35.00 THE PEOPLE'S STORE W'e wish to thank the Class of 1916 for the busi- ness courtesies extended us dtunng the year. We hereby extend our best wishes to each member of the class. As you step out on the threshold of life, we trust each one of you will be successful in the vocations you pursue. Here's to your success, SAUDER-SMITH COMPANY Be a Home Booster and use Jewel Flour It's made in BERNE Berne Milling Co. Send^ChildreR Many of the shoppers who visit us daily are bright little school ildren and they are shrewd buyers— most of them— in their way. They are always welcome here — Send the children. CENTRAL GROCERY OR\^\ SMITH, Prop. WE LIKE TO HAVE PEOPLE SAY Can you clean, press and repair ray suit in a hurry? EMERGENCY CALLS PLEASE US We can and give you service that's worth while. Even in haste we are painstaking and thorough. Call us any time — we'll answer. ORVAL ALLSPAW ANDREW GOTTSCHALK, P.ERNE, INDL\NA Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Soaps, Combs, Brushes, Perfumery, Fancy and Toilet Articles, and all goods usually sold by druggists. All goods selected with care and v/arranted as represented. MUNCIE NATIONAL INSTITUTE SPRING AND SUMMER SESSIONS will be the biggest and best in the school's history. New departments have been added and other departments have been strengthened. A school where you can be accommodated with the work desired. TEACHERS' COURSES COLLEGE COURSES VOCATIONAL COURSES Special attention is given to the various Teachers' Courses and the Supervisors' Courses in Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Agri- culture, Fine and Applied Art and Music. Unusually helpful courses in Oratory, Law, Bookkeeping, Sales- manship, Shorthand, Typewriting and Physical Culture are offered. MID-SPRING TERM OPENS APRIL 24th. SUMMER TERM OPENS JUNE 5th. MID-SUMMER SHORT TERM OPENS JULY 17th. FALL TERM OPENS SEPTEMBER 18th. For Catalog and Special Bulletins address: M. D. KELLY, President or H. M, JOHNSTON, Registrar. FRANK M. LIFE, Dean. MUNCIE NATIONAL INSTITUTE MUNCIE, INDIANA Why do we advise dentrifice users to throw back the head when brushing the teeth? Because, as everyone can see by using the hand-mirror, the throat and tonsils are thus subjected to the disinfecting ac- tion of the cream. Epidemic afifections, characterized by catarrhal inflam- mation of the mucous membrane of the nose and throat, purulent discharges and nervous disorders are greatly di- minished and generally avoided by diligently "toileting" the mouth. Yours for consultation, H. W. NEUENSCHWANDER, D.D.S. ^^98 ,g,6 I CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES from the INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE Fort Wayne, Indiana The largest school of its kind in the Central States, and The finest school of its kind in the United States. "THERE'S A REASON" (137 young men and young women, graduates of The International, placed in positions during the ten weeks, ending April 29, 1916, and then only a comparatively small per cent, of the calls received were filled.) We will occupy our new quarters in the NEW RIEGEL BUILDING within a very few weeks. Fall Opening— Monday, Sept. 4, 1916. CATALOG FREE The Tilo-Silo was designed by prac- tical farmers to supply the demand for a per- fect Hollow Tile Silo at a moderate cost. Write us for prices of this popular silo, manu- factured by THE TILO-SILO CO. Berne, Ind. I AM THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD I am the friend of the friendless. I am the Apostle of Sunshine when days are dark. I am for the widows and the fatherless, and am the sole support of millions of them. I buy the home, clothe the family and spread the table. I pay oft the mortgage. I educate the sons and daughters. I am the only sinking fund that will provide a certain sum at the uncertain time of death. I support millions of old men who trusted me in their youth, and deposited some of their savings with me. I free the business world from the death risk that menaces its credits and future plans. I am the bitterest enemy of worry, misery, want and trouble ; I re- place them with cheer, joy and contentment. I am the strongest financial institution on earth. I am The Lincoln Life Insurance. O. F. GILLIOM, Distr. Mgr. There are Two Reasons Why Stafford Engravings are used in this Annual and why they should be used in Yours The first of course, is quality. Through years of specialization our organization has become unusually expert in half-tones, color plates, zinc-etchings, and designs for college and school publications. We have the very best shop equipment and every facility for prompt production of quality work. The famous Levy Acid Blast process gives our half-tones a cleaner, deeper, sharper etching than the tub method most commonly used, and makes it easier for your printer to give you a first-class job. The second is Stafford Co-operation. For the benefit of our cus- tomers in their dealing v^^ith us, we have prepared a valuable hand- book entitled "Engraving for College and School Publications," con- taining 164 pages and over 300 illustrations, and giving complete in- formation in regard to planning your publication, the preparation of copy, and ordering of engravings. This book simplifies ordering, prevents costly mistakes, and means high quality engravings at lowest cost. We do not sell it — but we lend a copy to the staff of each pub- lication for which we make the engravings. Let Staitord make your commencement invitations, fraternity stationery, visiting cards, and any other copper-plate engraving or steel die embossing. We have a large department devoted exclusively to this class of work, and can give you both quality and service. — Samples with prices on request. STAFFORD ENGRAVING COMPANY ARTISTS :: DESIGNERS :: ENGRA\'ERS CENTURY BLDG.. INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Amos Hirschy For INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE and all kinds of NOTARY WORK Office on first floor of The Bank of Berne Bldg. Baumgartner Bros. & Co. Represent BERNE'S RELIABLE HARDWARE STORE Investigate NOW AND ALWAYS A pleasing variety of Candy — A large assortment to select from, at the FIVE AND TEN-CENT STORE E EAT T Amos Schindler FOR ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING And first-class CABINET WORK Work guaranteed to please. Improve Your Appearance with a HAIR-CUT. SHAVE, MASSAGE and, if necessary, DE LONEY'S HAIR. SCALP AND SKIN TONIC At the Old Stand FOREMAN & RAWLEY You are sure of Quality and Style if your new MILLINERY was bought from OSIE BEITLER GOSHEN COLLEGE Departments : COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS— NORMAL SCHOOL ACADEMY— SCHOOL OF MUSIC SCHOOL OF BUSINESS— SCHOOL OF BIBLE SCHOOL OF HOME ECONOMICS SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS— Courses leading to A. B. and B. S. degrees. THE NORMAL SCHOOL— (Accredited) — Prepares "A" and "B" class teachers for all grades of public school teaching. THE ACADEMY— Complete High School and College preparatory courses with wide range of electives. THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC— Complete courses in vocal and instrumental music. Sacred music given special attention. THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS— Practical courses in Bookkeeping and Stenography. Bookkeeping courses given in connection with courses in Agriculture and Domestic Science. Our graduates hold good positions. THE SCHOOL OF BIBLE AND MISSIONS— Practical courses for Ministers. Missionaries and Sunday School Workers. Tuition free to those taking regular courses. THE SCHOOL OF HOME ECONOMICS— Complete and well equipped laboratories. Full courses in Academy or College Departments. Students may major in this school and take B. S. degree. THE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE— Full courses arranged to accommodate any student from common school to college, leading to B. S. degree. Also two full years of Science, leading to Advanced Agriculture. 140-acre farm for experimental and observa- tional work within ten minutes' walk from College. Good stock and good machinery. NOTE — Two years of Collegiate work leading to Medicine and Engineering. EQUIPMENT— Twenty-one well trained Christian teachers, holding degrees from best American universities. Large, well equipped laboratories, lecture rooms and library. Science hall completed at cost of nearly $50,000, equipped with modern agricultural, dairy and butter-making machinery. EXPENSES— Tuition— $15.00 to $18.00 per term. Board— $28.50 per term. Room— $10.00 to $12.00 per term. (Including laundry free of charge.) Summer Term opens — June 5th. — Fall Term opens — Sept. 20th. Winter Term opens — Dec. 13th. — Spring Term opens — March 19th. Summer Term opens — June 11th (1917). WRITE FOR CATALOG AND FURTHER INFORMATION JOHN ELLSWORTH HARTZLER. President. GOSHEN, INDIANA "Gambling is an Express Train to Ruin." And the average person shuns the vice as he would a reptile. Yet, scores of people are unconsciously gambling with their fu- ture happiness by spending all their earn- ings and not providing for a rainy day. To make a sure thing of your future comfort and success, why not start a savings account with this Bank and add to it a portion of your earnings from time to time. Do it now, for tomorrow mav be too late. PEOPLE'S STATE BANK RUDOLPH SCHUG, Cashier EDISON'S NEW INVENTION We are licensed to demonstrate 2^ NEW EDISON The Expenditure is More than Two Million Dollars in Experiments Done. EDISON ACTUALLY RE-CREATES ALL FORMS OF MUSIC We want you to hear this won- derful new invention — the great- est musical instrument in the world. THE PIANO THAT CAN BE PLAYED BY THE WHOLE FAMILY . Some people have not much music in their head but ha^■e a lot of it in their feet. For proof of this statement notice their movements when they hear good music. So get an instrument that c.in be played with vour feet. W. J. SPRUN GE R ARE YOU GETTING A SHARE OF OUR "MELON"? Twice a year — January ist and July ist — we "cut a melon" and every dollar in our Savings Department gets a part of it. ARE YOU IN? If not, get in now and share in the next dis- tribution. The Bank of Berne "Well Pleased" "Excellent Work" "Better Than Expected' THAT'S WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT OUR PRINTING AND BINDING Send those valuable old books our way — we'll rebind them so that they'll "look like new". Send your print job our way — we'll put out an artistic piece of work for you. BERNE WITNESS COMPANY The House of Good Printing and Binding. PEOPLE'S LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY Frankfort, Indiana An Old Line Legal Reserve Compan}^ PHILIP SCHUG & SON, Agts. Office over People's State Bank HECKMAN |±J BINDERY INC. \S\ OCT 96 .„....,... N^ MANCHESTER.